Author:Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft
(1890–1937)
An American author of fantasy, horror, weird fiction, and science fiction.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Works[edit]

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Novellas[edit]

  • At the Mountains of Madness Written February–March 22, 1931, published February–April 1936 in Astounding Stories, 16, No. 6 (February 1936), 8–32; 17, No. 1 (March 1936), 125–155; 17, No. 2 (April 1936), 132–150
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Written January–March 1, 1927, published May/July 1941 in Weird Tales, 35, No. 9 (May 1941), 8–40; 35, No. 10 (July 1941), 84–121
  • The Colour Out of Space Written March 1927, published September 1927 in Amazing Stories, Vol. 2, No. 6, 557–567
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath Written c. autumn 1926–January 22, 1927, first published in Beyond the Wall of Sleep, Arkham House, 1943.
  • The Dreams in the Witch-House Written January–February 28, 1932, published July 1933 in Weird Tales, 22, No. 1, 86–111
  • The Dunwich Horror Written summer 1928, published April 1929 in Weird Tales, 13, No. 4, 481–508
  • Herbert West—Reanimator Written September 1921–mid-1922, published February–July 1922 in Home Brew, 1, No. 1 (February 1922), 19–25; 1, No. 2 (March 1922), 45–50; 1, No. 3 (April 1922), 21–26; 1, No. 4 (May 1922), 53–58; 1, No. 5 (June 1922), 45–50; 1, No. 6 (July 1922), 57–62 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Horror at Red Hook Written August 1–2, 1925, published January 1927 in Weird Tales, 9, No. 1, 59–73
  • The Shadow Out of Time Written November 1934–March 1935, published June 1936 in Astounding Stories, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 110–154
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth Written November–December 3, 1931, published 1936 in The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Everett, PA: Visionary Publishing Co., 13–158
  • The Shunned House Written October 16–19, 1924, published in The Shunned House, Athol, Ma: The Recluse Press, 1928, p. 9–59.
  • The Whisperer in Darkness Written February 24–September 26, 1930, published August 1931 in Weird Tales, Vol. 18, No. 1, 32–73

Short stories[edit]

  • The Alchemist Written 1908, published November 1916 in The United Amateur, 16, No. 4, 53–57 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Azathoth Written June 1922, published 1938 in Leaves, 2, 107
  • The Beast in the Cave Written April 21, 1905, published June 1918 in The Vagrant, No. 7 , 113–120 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep Written 1919, published October 1919 in Pine Cones, 1, No. 6, 2–10 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Book (1934)
  • The Call of Cthulhu Written summer 1926, published February 1928 in Weird Tales, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 159–178, 287
  • The Cats of Ulthar Written June 15, 1920, published November 1920 in The Tryout, 6, No. 11, 3–9 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Celephaïs Written early November 1920, published May 1922 in The Rainbow, No. 2, 10–12 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Cool Air Written March 1926, published March 1928 in Tales of Magic and Mystery, 1, No. 4, 29–34
  • Dagon Written July 1917, published November 1919 in The Vagrant, No. 11, 23–29 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Descendant Written c. 1926, published 1938 in Leaves, 2, 107–110
  • The Doom That Came to Sarnath Written December 3, 1919, published June 1920 in The Scot, No. 44, 90–98 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Evil Clergyman Written 1937, published April 1939 in Weird Tales, 33, No. 4, 135–137
  • Ex Oblivione Written 1920/1921, published March 1921 in The United Amateur, 20, No. 4, 59–60 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family Written 1920, published March 1921 in The Wolverine, No. 9, 3–11 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Festival Written October 1923, published January 1925 in Weird Tales, 5, No. 1, 169–174
  • From Beyond Written November 16, 1920, published June 1934 in The Fantasy Fan, 1, No. 10, 147–151, 160
  • The Haunter of the Dark Written November 1935, published December 1936 in Weird Tales, Vol. 28, No. 5, p. 538–553
  • The Haunted House Written 1902, unpublished, nonextant
  • He Written August 11, 1925, published September 1926 in Weird Tales, 8, No. 3, 373–380
  • History of the Necronomicon Written 1927, published 1938
  • The Hound Written September 1922, published February 1924 in Weird Tales, 3, No. 2, 50–52, 78
  • Hypnos Written March 1922, published May 1923 in The National Amateur, Vol. 45, No. 5, 1–3
  • Ibid Written 1927/1928, published January 1938 in O-Wash-Ta-Nong, 3, No. 1
  • In the Vault Written September 18, 1925, published November 1925 in The Tryout, 10, No. 6, 3–17
  • John, The Detective Written 1902, unpublished, nonextant
  • Life and Death Written c. 1920, unpublished, nonextant
  • The Little Glass Bottle Written c.1898-9, published 1959
  • The Lurking Fear Written November 1922, published January–April 1923 in Home Brew, 2, No. 6 (January 1923), 4–10; 3, No. 1 (February 1923), 18–23; 3, No. 2 (March 1923), 31–37, 44, 48; 3, No. 3 (April 1923), 35–42
  • Memory Written 1919, published June 1919 in The United Co-operative, 1, No. 2, 8 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Moon-Bog Written March 1921, published June 1926 in Weird Tales, 7, No. 6, 805–810
  • The Music of Erich Zann Written December 1921, published March 1922 in The National Amateur, 44, No. 4, 38–40 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Mysterious Ship Written 1902, Published 1959
  • The Mystery of the Grave-Yard Written c.1898-9, published 1959, also known as "The Secret of the Grave"
  • The Mystery of Murdon Grange Written 1918, unpublished, nonextant
  • The Nameless City Written January 1921, published November 1921 in The Wolverine, No. 11, 3–15 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Nyarlathotep Written early December 1920, published November 1920 in The United Amateur, 20, No. 2, 19–21 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Noble Eavesdropper Written 1897, unpublished, nonextant
  • Old Bugs Written c. July 1919
  • The Other Gods Written August 14, 1921, published November 1933 in The Fantasy Fan, 1, No. 3, 35–38
  • The Outsider Written 1921, published April 1926 in Weird Tales, 7, No. 4, 449–453
  • Pickman's Model Written 1926, published October 1927 in Weird Tales, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 505–514
  • The Picture Written 1902, unpublished, nonextant
  • The Picture in the House Written December 12, 1920, published July 1919 in The National Amateur, 41, No. 6, 246–249 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Polaris Written c. May 1918, published December 1920 in The Philosopher, 1, No. 1 , 3–5 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Quest of Iranon Written February 28, 1921, published July–August 1935 in The Galleon, 1, No. 5, 12–20
  • The Rats in the Walls Written August–September 1923, published March 1924 in Weird Tales, 3, No. 3, 25–31
  • A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson Written 1917, published September 1917 in United Amateur Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Secret Cave, or John Lees Adventure Written c.1898-9, published 1959
  • The Silver Key Written 1926, published January 1929 in Weird Tales, 13, No. 1, 41–49, 144
  • The Statement of Randolph Carter Written December 1919, published May 1920 in The Vagrant, No. 13, 41–48 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Strange High House in the Mist Written November 9, 1926, published October 1931 in Weird Tales, 18, No. 3, 394–400
  • The Street Written c. 1920, published December 1920 in The Wolverine, No. 8, 2–12 Speaker Icon.svg
  • Sweet Ermengarde Published 1917
  • The Temple Written 1920, published September 1925 in Weird Tales, 6, No. 3, 329–336, 429–431
  • The Terrible Old Man Written January 28, 1920, published July 1921 in The Tryout, 7, No. 4, 10–14 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Thing on the Doorstep Written August 21–24, 1933, published January 1937 in Weird Tales, 29, No. 1, 52–70
  • The Tomb Written June 1917, published March 1922 in The Vagrant, No. 14, 50–64 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Transition of Juan Romero Written September 16, 1919, published in Marginalia. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1944, 276–284
  • The Tree Written 1920, published October 1921 in The Tryout, 7, No. 7, 3–10 Speaker Icon.svg
  • The Unnamable Written September 1923, published July 1925 in Weird Tales, 6, No. 1, 78–82
  • The Very Old Folk Written November 2, 1927, published summer 1940 in Scienti-Snaps, 3, No. 3
  • What the Moon Brings Written June 5, 1922, published May 1923 in The National Amateur, 45, No. 5, 9
  • The White Ship Written November 1919, published November 1919 in The United Amateur, 19, No. 2, 30–33 Speaker Icon.svg

Collaborations[edit]

These collaborations range from amending a few sentences to equal partnerships to complete re-writes.

Posthumous collaborations with August Derleth[edit]

  • The Ancestor — Copyrighted in the United States until 2053
  • The Dark Brotherhood — Copyrighted in the United States until 2062
  • The Fisherman of Falcon Point — Copyrighted in the United States until 2053
  • The Gable Window — Copyrighted in the United States until 2053
  • The Horror from the Middle Span — Copyrighted in the United States until 2063
  • Innsmouth Clay — Copyrighted in the United States until 2067
  • The Lamp of Alhazred — Copyrighted in the United States until 2050
  • The Lurker at the Threshold — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041
  • The Peabody Heritage — Copyrighted in the United States until 2053
  • The Shadow in the Attic — Copyrighted in the United States until 2064
  • The Shadow Out of Space — Copyrighted in the United States until 2053
  • The Shuttered Room — Copyrighted in the United States until 2055
  • The Survivor — Copyrighted in the United States until 2050
  • The Watchers Out of Time — Copyrighted in the United States until 2070
  • Wentworth's Day — Copyrighted in the United States until 2053
  • Witches' Hollow — Copyrighted in the United States until 2058

Poetry[edit]

Essays[edit]

Letters[edit]

Legal documents[edit]

Generally considered spurious[edit]

  • The Inevitable Conflict by Paul H. Lovering Published December 1930, January 1931, in Amazing Stories This has been considered a Lovecraft pseudonym, but most writers believe this is not his work.

About Lovecraft[edit]

Copyrights[edit]

  • For The Call of Cthulhu, the relevant records are in the years 1953, 1954 and 1955.
  • According to S.T. Joshi's "H.P. Lovecraft: A Life" (pp. 640-641): Much of Lovecraft's work is in the public domain. This is unquestionably so in terms of the tales, essays, and poems published in the amateur press. As for stories published in "Weird Tales", the six that the magazine owned outright should have had their copyrights renewed after twenty-eight years, but repeated searches in the Library of Congress have turned up no renewals of any kind. Of the stories Lovecraft himself controlled, by law only he, his heirs, or his executor could have renewed the rights, but this was never done.
  • Chris Karr has reviewed these documents and has published a report of his findings at http://www.aetherial.net/personal/files/lovecraft_renewals.pdf . In short, there are no copyright records that reference any of Lovecraft's original stories (only the Arkham House compilations), but the copyrights to "Weird Tales" were renewed properly, and works published prior to 1926 (when Lovecraft is thought to have sold full rights to "Weird Tales") in that magazine may be subject to protection IF they were published in "Weird Tales" for the first time. Joshi identifies thirteen works and believes that seven of those thirteen had been published elsewhere previously.